Sens star Jason Spezza returns to ice

Senators forward Jason Spezza shoots the puck past Penguins defenceman Paul Martin at the...

Senators forward Jason Spezza shoots the puck past Penguins defenceman Paul Martin at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Ottawa, Jan. 27, 2013. (BLAIR GABLE/Reuters)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

OTTAWA - The Senators need one more comeback to complete the hat trick -- and to become complete.

They need Jason Spezza in the lineup, and while he's nowhere near that point just yet, there has been some movement.

Coach Paul MacLean confirmed whispers that his star centre -- out since back surgery in February -- has recently returned to the ice. It's a small step, but a step nonetheless.


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